THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY GIG HARBOR

USCG Auxiliary Gig Harbor Detachment

Flotilla Bremerton130-04-05

SEMPER PARATUS

The United States Coast Guard Needs You, Your Boat And Your Commitment To Support The Coast Guard Mission

SERVICE AREAS

VESSEL SAFETY INSPECTIONS

PUBLIC EDUCATION

USCG FORCE SUPPORT

ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION

Why Join?

When you join the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you could find yourself saving lives, protecting the environment from polluters, guarding our shores from terrorists and much more. That’s our job – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s life in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We don’t just train. We train and perform .

Since 1939 the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

We protect the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America’s Maritime Guardian — Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

Today’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, with nearly 32,000 men and women, is a unique force that carries out an array of responsibilities touching almost every facet of the U.S. maritime environment.

The Coast Guard’s motto is Semper Paratus, meaning “Always Ready.”

The overarching mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions. We will balance our missions of Recreational Boating Safety and Coast Guard Support with Maritime Homeland Security and other challenges that emerge as a result of our growing understanding of changes required in the post-9/11 era.

USCG Gig Harbor
Detachment Leader

David Martyn retired from a career in the Maritime Industry. A graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy, he served on active duty with the Coast Guard as a Marine Inspector and retired from the Coast Guard Reserve. His ashore career began at Gulf Oil Maine Department and continued at Military Sealift Command Headquarters, where he served as Program Manager of Special Mission Ships and, later, Program Manager of the Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force. After retiring from civil service, he worked as a contractor at Coast Guard Headquarters in support of the Acquisitions Directorate. David lives in Gig Harbor with his wife Karen, In addition to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, he finds time to write historical fiction. He has published seven novels and 18 short stories.

The COAST GUARD NEEDS YOU IN THE SOUTH SOUND

You don't need to be a boat owner to be a member of the USCG Auxiliary. You Just Need To Be willing To Serve Your Country.

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Meeting Information & Contact

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Where We Meet

The Third Tuesday of Each Month
@1830 hrs
Arabella's Landing Marina
In The Net Shed
3323 HARBORVIEW DRIVE
GIG HARBOR, WA 98335
STREET PARKING ONLY

DO NOT PARK IN LOT

253-238-0519
Rings to Members Office Phone
OGM will be Northwest Response

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